P. Mahalakshmi’s relatives staged a protest in front of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital alleging that she was forced to commit suicide.

A first year engineering student of a private institution in Madukkarai committed suicide at her hostel room on Thursday night. P. Mahalakshmi’s relatives who arrived in the city on Saturday from her native Pappireddipatti in Dharmapuri district staged a protest in front of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital alleging that she was forced to commit suicide.

They complained that Mahalakshmi, who had her school education with Tamil as the medium of instruction, was insulted by a faculty of the institution for not replying in English and that had demoralised her. Prior to committing suicide, she had called them up and shared her sorrows. The Madukkarai police have registered a case in this connection.

Two attempt suicide

A. Karthikeyan and Meenakshi of Kalingarayanpalayam, Erode district, attempted suicide in Coimbatore on Thursday. Kattoor police, who found them unconscious in the Coimbatore bus stand, rescued and took them to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

The police said that after three years of courtship, the two had eloped to Coimbatore and had got married a few days ago. After they exhausted their money, they had nowhere to go and decided to commit suicide. The police have registered a case in this connection.

Worker falls to death

Sureshkumar, a daily wager from Ganapathy, fell of the bridge over the railway track on Friday morning. He lost balance while he was sitting on the parapet, fell off his back and landed into iron roads that were protruding from concrete slabs beneath the bridge.

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